TORONTO, April 30, 2019 /CNW/ - Wellpoint Health Services, a Canadian leader in providing absence management and occupational health services, announced today that it has expanded its virtual health solution, Wellpoint Connect.
To meet the diverse needs of its clients, Wellpoint Connect will now provide services that can assist with a variety of healthcare needs. Originally developed as a mental health e-therapy solution, Wellpoint Connect now provides access to Physicians, Mental Health Therapists, Personal Trainers, Registered Dietitians and Pharmacies.
"This is merely a stepping stone for us and our clients," says Rudy Mancini, Vice President Strategy and Growth at Wellpoint. "Our goal is to make health navigation easier and create virtual health solutions that provides access and outcomes for a number of situations. The next release will have additional services such as a family caregiver solution, remote health monitoring, virtual physiotherapy, and even a virtual pet health solution."
Wellpoint provides a one-call approach to absence management and workplace health, in which services are bundled based on the client's needs. Wellpoint Connect will be an integral part of an integrated absence management and prevention offering and will allow clients to take advantage of annual rebates and rewards for minimizing absences.
"The value we bring to our clients is derived by listening to what they need, and that's what we have done here and will continue to do," says Greg Harju, President of Wellpoint. "We develop the services and solutions that meets those needs, which is quite simply, customer driven innovation." The increased focus on innovation continues to be realized in all segments of the business. Wellpoint has spent a great deal of time on the customer experience and its service delivery models, which has accounted for its continued growth in various industries. Working with the right technology partner, OnCall Health, has been imperative to this growth.
"OnCall is excited to be the virtual care platform for Wellpoint Connect. To be able to provide this type of secure and expedited convenience to healthcare is exactly what we set out to do when we developed OnCall." Said Nicholas Chepesiuk, CEO and Founder of OnCall Health. "With our collaboration to date, we've already seen how we have been able to support Wellpoint's innovative offerings to its customers, and we look forward to doing more great things together."
Wellpoint Connect is available as an employer benefit offering and can also be utilized on a fee-for-service basis by Canadian consumers. Get started today at www.wellpointconnect.ca
About Wellpoint Health Services
Wellpoint has been providing absence management and occupational health solutions and services to a number of diverse industries and professions nationally since 2007. Wellpoint works with its clients to design and build integrated employer health solutions that minimize absences, increase sustainable occupational health and safety practices, and reduce workplace disability costs. Wellpoint's integrated one-call approach reduces the administrative burden of working with multiple providers, creating a greater realization of a return on investment for its clients. For more information, please visit www.wellpoint.ca
OnCall Health is a virtual care platform that is licensed to healthcare providers to use with their patients. Founded in 2016, the company provides technology and services including security, support, analytics, and white label branding to more than 300 healthcare organizations. For more information, please visit www.oncallhealth.ca or www.oncallhealth.us.
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